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eCom 360 - Supply Chain Stress/Shopify on the Move/New Christmas FBA Deadline

eCom 360 - Supply Chain Stress/Shopify on the Move/New Christmas FBA Deadline

Ryan Kramer with Ping Pong Payments brings you the latest ecom news in this edition of eCom 360.

Supply Chain Stress: Port of Los Angeles to Go 24/7

The Port of Los Angeles, one of the busiest ports in the country, is joining its neighbor, the Port of Long Beach, in operating round the clock to address historic supply chain bottlenecks. With major retailers such as Walmart, UPS, and FedEx pledging to increase their efforts in relieving congestion at the ports, the hope is to unclog the system. Currently, over 80 cargo ships are anchored in the Pacific Ocean, waiting to dock and unload their containers. This move will help facilitate the movement of goods, as over 25% of American imports pass through the ports of LA and Long Beach.

Shopify Forges Ahead as a One-Stop Shop

In its ongoing mission to become a one-stop shop for merchants, Shopify has introduced an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) program to its app. Partnering with tech giants like Microsoft and Oracle, Shopify aims to consolidate commerce operations into a single database that tracks inventory, products, orders, and customer information. This integration eliminates the need for third-party apps typically used to connect Shopify stores to ERP tools. The benefits include time and cost savings for merchants. Over the past few months, Shopify has been expanding its offerings, including one-click checkout on Facebook and Google, as well as implementing buy now, pay later options through Affirm.

Amazon Adjusts Christmas FBA Deadline

With the ongoing challenges faced by supply chains in 2021, Amazon has recently updated its Christmas Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) deadline. Previously, the inventory needed to arrive at fulfillment centers by December 11th. However, to ensure sufficient stock availability for its most popular products, Amazon has moved the deadline forward to December 2nd. This adjustment reflects the continued efforts to manage inventory and meet customer demands during the holiday season.


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FAQ

Q: Why are the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach going 24/7? A: The ports are facing historic supply chain bottlenecks, with over 80 cargo ships waiting to dock and unload. Going round the clock will help alleviate congestion and improve the movement of goods.

Q: What is Shopify's ERP program? A: Shopify's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) program is a collaboration with tech giants like Microsoft and Oracle to consolidate merchants' commerce operations into a single database. This database tracks inventory, products, orders, and customer information, saving time and money for merchants.

Q: Why did Amazon adjust its Christmas FBA deadline? A: The adjustment reflects the challenges faced by supply chains in 2021. By moving the deadline forward to December 2nd, Amazon aims to ensure sufficient stock availability for its most popular products during the holiday season.

Q: What are the benefits of using Shopify's one-click checkout and buy now, pay later options? A: These features simplify the purchasing process for customers, making it more convenient and increasing conversion rates for merchants. The buy now, pay later option provides flexibility in payment for customers, potentially boosting sales.

Q: How can Ping Pong Payments help with international payments? A: With a Ping Pong account, users gain access to pay suppliers, employers, and virtual assistants in hundreds of countries worldwide. Payments can be made in local currencies, saving time and money in the process.


Enjoy the convenience of ecom news with eCom 360. I'm Ryan Kramer with Ping Pong Payments, providing you with the latest updates you can use.

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